Some artists seem to have no limits to their talent whatsoever. When Lucette Bourdin released her magnum opus "Silver Moon" in February of 2009, we at Earth Mantra were so blown away by it that we could not conceive of how she could possibly top herself. Surely, we thought, this is the pinnacle of Lucette Bourdin's music.
Then just a few months later, Lucette asked us to release the sequel to "Silver Moon", aptly entitled "Golden Sun". A short time after listening to it, we picked ourselves back up off the floor.
Folks, we don't know how she did it, but she has topped herself again. "Golden Sun" is a two-disc cornucopia of some of the driftiest, loveliest, and most elegant ambient music we have ever heard. Everything there is to love about light ambient music can be heard in this jaw-dropping release, from sweet and subtle ambient washes to clever electronic pulsations, from mesmerizing shamanic sound sculptures to soaring melodic lines. An amazing breadth of music, performed beautifully, and captured in an immaculate recording. If that weren't enough, Lucette's beautiful artwork also adorns this release. Is there anything she cannot do?
We at Earth Mantra listen to a lot of ambient music, and are familiar with the works of thousands of artists at all levels of success and accomplishment. You'll have to trust us when we say there are very few artists, today or at any time, who have had both the sheer ambient chops and the sublime musical taste of Lucette Bourdin. She is clearly one of the best ambient artists active today, and we are ecstatic that she continues to release her breathtaking music through Earth Mantra.
In the notes for "Silver Moon", we said that it was "sure to be one of the top releases of 2009". We'll go one better with "Golden Sun" and say this is quite possibly THE top release of 2009. Nothing less than music for the ages.
As always, all Earth Mantra releases are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license. For commercial use, please contact us.
Music composed, recorded, and produced by Lucette Bourdin. Artwork by Lucette Bourdin.
Released in July 2009.
Released under the "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported" license, which allows and encourages free use of this material so long as certain conditions are met. Details of this license can be found at:
earman083 - Lucette Bourdin - Golden Sun
2:25:36 - 277 MB
Disc 1 - 1:13:14
01 - Great is the Sun (8:37, 16.1 MB)
02 - Through Empty Heaven (12:32, 23.5 MB)
03 - Blue and Glowing Days (10:56, 20.5 MB)
04 - More Thick Than Rain (9:44, 18.2 MB)
05 - The Shady Parlour (10:10, 19.0 MB)
06 - He Will Find (11:14, 21.0 MB)
07 - Golden Fingers (10:01, 18.7 MB)
Disc 2 - 1:12:22
01 - The Dusty Attic (8:59, 16.8 MB)
02 - Through the Keyhole (12:05, 22.6 MB)
03 - His Golden Face (9:28, 17.7 MB)
04 - A Warm and Glittering Look (9:21, 17.5 MB)
05 - Above the Hills (12:59, 24.3 MB)
06 - To Paint the Rose (11:10, 20.9 MB)
07 - The Gardener of the World (8:20, 15.6 MB)